Extreme, Advantage Partner to Simplify Network Lifecycle Management

Advantage Communications Group LLC, a global telecom managed services provider (MSP) supporting enterprises, announces today it has joined with Extreme Networks to make its white-glove telecommunications services available to Extreme customers, creating an easier way to centralize inventory and expenses while reducing complexity and management overhead.

According to Forrester, billing errors average between 5 percent and 12 percent of ongoing telecom services and technology budgets. Advantage helps customers track down missing invoices, ensure inventory and billing data are accurate, and automates an organization’s invoicing process to alleviate stress on the internal team.

As customers deploy ExtremeCloud SD-WAN, Advantage can help identify and deliver cost-effective underlying telecommunications infrastructure connectivity and save employee hours and operational expenses associated with deployments.

Extreme offers Extreme Premier Services Customers access to Command CenterS from Advantage at no cost. Advantage’s expense management dashboard provides easy access to real-time performance insights. Clients can customize views of data to track connectivity solutions from end to end, report consolidated inventory and billing data, and automate invoicing and general ledger (GL) processes to alleviate stress on internal teams.

“For enterprises, this collaboration provides a means for reducing network and telecom costs, as well as administrative burdens by up to 20 percent and 40 percent, respectively,” said David Gardner, CEO of Advantage.

Extreme Networks SVP of Global Service Sales Rob Rosa (pictured) added, “Extreme is focused on enabling customers to harness the benefits of advanced SD-WAN and cloud networking while reducing the cost and complexity of managing deployments, multi-site environments, endpoints and service provider relationships in-house. By joining forces with Advantage, we can provide customers access to a team of experts who can identify cost-saving opportunities and provide onsite expertise, helping remove financial and personnel barriers for organizations that need to upgrade and modernize their networks without the requirement of additional resources or budget.”

For more information, visit Extreme’s website at https://www.extremenetworks.com/ or www.advantagecg.com